Saturday, June 06, 2009

DMN Blog: Nick Folk Update

By Todd Archer/Reporter

Not long after the draft, kicker Nick Folk had hip surgery that will keep him out until training camp.
I ran into Folk at the Poker for Pets event Thursday and he said he is feeling great and ready to do some light - extremely light - running on Monday. Renowned surgeon Dr. Marc Philippon performed Folk's surgery in Vail, Colo., and said Folk should come back stronger and never have an issue with the labrum again.

Folk said he should be able to start kicking a volleyball in mid- to late June. Why a volleyball? It's lighter and offers less resistance. And he will move up from there. He talked with Olindo Mare, Seattle's kicker, who had the same surgery not too long ago about what to do and what not to do in his rehab.

And it's interesting to note Indianapolis' Adam Vinatieri recently had hip surgery too.